‘Musica Religiosa’ CD


Musica Religiosa is an album of 3CDs with music from the Italian Baroque era and a DVD “Behind the Scenes” with interviews and explanations of the compositions, interpretations and instruments. Click here to order.

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Gloria & Ostro picta – Vivaldi
Miserere Mei – Allegri

Antonio Vivaldi composed a virtuoso motet for soprano ‘Ostro Picta armata spina’ as an introduction to his Gloria in D. Gloria in D is Vivaldi’s most popular choral work, a variety of virtuosity and devotion makes this pure baroque composition loved by a wide audience.

Olga Zinovieva – soprano
Sytse Buwalda – countertenor
Pieter Jan Leusink – conductor
The Bach Choir & Orchestra of the Netherlands

 

 

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Stabat Mater – Pergolesi

The touching Stabat Mater by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi is perhaps the most famous version of the Stabat Mater, a cycle of songs about the Virgin Mary. He wrote the final number when he was on his death bed in 1736. Pergolesi died at the young age of 26 because of the fatal disease TBC. This master of the Italian Baroque era chose an extremely intimate instrumentation: soprano, countertenor, two violins, viola and continuo. The moving Stabat Mater by Pergolesi is performed here by Olga Zinovieva and Sytse Buwalda.

Olga Zinovieva – soprano
Sytse Buwalda – countertenor
Pieter Jan Leusink – conductor
The Bach Orchestra of the Netherlands

 

 

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Stabat Mater – Vivaldi

Vivaldi composed his Stabat Mater (Sorrows of Mary) for a countertenor. This composition fits Sytse Buwalda like a glove with its emotion, devotion and intimacy. Like Pergolesi, Antonio Vivaldi chose for a small ensemble consisting of strings and organ. This setting adds another dimension of pleasure to the facets of this composition.

Sytse Buwalda -countertenor
Pieter Jan Leusink – conductor
The Bach Orchestra of the Netherlands